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Linda Lavin on ‘Being the Ricardos’; ‘Alice’ Reboot with ‘Amy Adams’

Linda Lavin discusses her upcoming film “Being the Ricardos” on “The Talk” Monday. “I was offered the role of Madelyn Pugh, who was their head writer from the radio days. She wrote for Lucy... And I said to my agent, you know, Madelyn Pugh who then became Madelyn Davis years later, was my head writer on ‘Alice.’ So nobody knew that and the miracle of it. The surprise of it meant so much to me, because Madelyn and I worked together. She was my head writer for 8 out of the 9 years we were on the air…and then I got to play her in the movie.” On who she’d cast as ‘Alice’ in a series reboot, Lavin says, “Amy Adams came to mind, very talented actress on many levels. Alice was of course a singer and as well as a waitress. Amy can do all that. The show still resonates with so many women, so many families who grew up with Alice...I think the show could be rebooted with a number of wonderful actors, it could be done in a multi-racial way, it could be done in a more current way...I think it would be wonderful to bring it forward.”

Airdate: 08/02/2021

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Linda Lavin on ‘Being the Ricardos’; ‘Alice’ Reboot with ‘Amy Adams’

Clip Airdate: 08/02/2021

Linda Lavin on ‘Being the Ricardos’; ‘Alice’ Reboot with ‘Amy Adams’

Jerry O'Connell Says Mariah Carey Turned Him Down on ‘Heartbreaker’ Music Video Set

Clip Airdate: 08/02/2021

Jerry O'Connell Says Mariah Carey Turned Him Down on ‘Heartbreaker’ Music Video Set

Jerry O'Connell ‘cool’ with John Stamos, But Not ‘Lenny Kravitz and Jason Mamoa cool’

Clip Airdate: 08/02/2021

Jerry O'Connell ‘cool’ with John Stamos, But Not ‘Lenny Kravitz and Jason Mamoa cool’

Jerry O’Connell Reveals ‘Stand By Me ‘full circle moment’

Clip Airdate: 08/02/2021

Jerry O’Connell Reveals ‘Stand By Me ‘full circle moment’

Dove Cameron in ‘shock’ After Reaction to Coming Out; Says Life Feels ‘richer now’

Clip Airdate: 07/30/2021

Dove Cameron in ‘shock’ After Reaction to Coming Out; Says Life Feels ‘richer now’

Wayne Brady Reveals Ex-Wife and Boyfriend In ‘adoption’ Process

Clip Airdate: 07/19/2021

Wayne Brady Reveals Ex-Wife and Boyfriend In ‘adoption’ Process

Yara Shahidi Spills on ‘Grown-ish’ New Episodes and Gang ‘back at Cal U’

Clip Airdate: 07/15/2021

Yara Shahidi Spills on ‘Grown-ish’ New Episodes and Gang ‘back at Cal U’

Jerry O’Connell says Family is ‘very excited’ About New ‘The Talk’ Host Gig; ‘change is good’

Clip Airdate: 07/14/2021

Jerry O’Connell says Family is ‘very excited’ About New ‘The Talk’ Host Gig; ‘change is good’

Exclusive: Jerry O'Connell Joins "The Talk" as New Host

Clip Airdate: 07/14/2021

Exclusive: Jerry O'Connell Joins "The Talk" as New Host

Amanda Kloots Says Elvis' First Day of Preschool was 'quite emotional'

Clip Airdate: 07/13/2021

Amanda Kloots Says Elvis' First Day of Preschool was 'quite emotional'

Michelle Buteau Admits to 'a couple of love interests' in New Season of 'The First Wives Club'

Clip Airdate: 07/09/2021

Michelle Buteau Admits to 'a couple of love interests' in New Season of 'The First Wives Club'

Nischelle Turner on 'Secret Celebrity Renovation': 'it's a really intimate look'

Clip Airdate: 07/08/2021

Nischelle Turner on 'Secret Celebrity Renovation': 'it's a really intimate look'